Put a hole in it: How to save up to $120K a year 

March 7, 2018

When implemented in your shelter, the Five Key Initiatives will save cats’ lives. Each initiative is part of the larger design that makes up the Million Cat Challenge, but considered individually, there are no slouches in the lineup. Capacity for Care, the heartbeat of the Challenge, is a proven effective shelter management model in its own right. Likewise, we know reducing intake is the single most effective […]


Challengers, Show Us Your Digits! 2017 Call for Data is underway

February 23, 2018

It’s that time again, when we ask the more than 1,200 shelters who’ve challenged themselves to go big for cats to submit their 2017 data. But this year is extra-special, as they’re all about to make some major Million Cat magic! As we talked about last November in this special message from MCC co-founders Drs. […]


I Believe in You: Dr. Hurley Launches a Pay it Forward Campaign for Portals

February 7, 2018

Ahoy Challengers! Welcome to our second month of Portalmania!! I don’t know about you, but this has been like Noodle Day, Hanukkah and Christmas rolled in one for me. The only thing that makes me as happy as cats is, well, cat portals. Yeah, I know. I am planning to get out more in 2018. […]


Peer-reviewed Portalmania for the win!

January 30, 2018

What happens when a respected scientific journal publishes a study suggesting that portalized cat housing will help keep down the rate of respiratory illness in shelter cats? Peer-reviewed Portalmania, of course! That’s just what happened when Million Cat co-founder Dr. Kate Hurley, Dr. Denae Wagner, and Dr. Philip Kass teamed up to research the impact […]


How a little hole can help community cats

January 23, 2018

Portalmania for feral cats? You bet! When the Challengers at FieldHaven Feline Center in California let us know they were using portalized housing — two cat cages connected with a portal, allowing the cats to have more room and a greater sense of security — to reduce stress for feral cats, we were intrigued. We […]


Cat portals: A tale of two shelters

January 21, 2018

Who wouldn’t prefer a two-room condo to a studio — especially if they had to eat, sleep, and use the bathroom all in one little space? That’s why we’ve invited Kootenai Humane Society Executive Director Debbie Jeffery and Dr. Cristie Kamiya, Chief of Shelter Medicine for Humane Society Silicon Valley, to share their incredible cat […]


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